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Adjustment Assistance - (U.S. law)

Financial, training and reemployment technical assistance to workers and technical assistance to firms and industries to help them cope with adjustment difficulties arising from increased import competition.

The objective of the assistance is usually to help an industry become more competitive in the same line of production or to move into other economic activities.

The aid to workers can take the form of training (to qualify the affected indi¬viduals for employment in new or expanding industries), relocation allowances (to help them move from areas characterized by high unemployment to areas where em¬ployment may be available) or unemployment compensa¬tion (to tide them over while they are searching for new jobs).

The aid to firms can take the form of technical assis¬tance through Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers lo¬cated throughout the United States. Industry-wide technical assistance also is available through the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. The benefits of increased trade to an importing country generally exceed the costs of adjustment, but the benefits are widely shared and the ad¬justment costs are sometimes narrowly and some would say unfairly concentrated on a few domestic producers and communities. Adjustment assistance can also be de¬signed to facilitate structural shifts of resources from less productive to more productive industries, contributing fur¬ther to greater economic efficiency and improved stan¬dards of living.


Administrative Protective Order (APO) - (U.S. law)

An Administrative Protective Order, APO, is used to protect proprietary data that is obtained during an administrative proceeding. Within the U.S. Department of Commerce, APO is most frequently used in connection with antidumping and countervailing duty investigations to prohibit opposing counsel from releasing data. The term is also applied in connection with civil enforcement of ex¬port control laws to protect against the disclosure of infor¬mation provided by companies being investigated for violations.


Admiralty - (law/shipping)

Any civil or criminal issue having to do with maritime law.


Admiralty Court - (law/shipping)

A court of law that has jurisdiction over maritime legal issues. These generally include ocean ship¬ping, collisions of vessels, charters, contracts and damage to cargo


Admission Temporaire - (customs)

The free entry of goods normally dutiable


Admission Temporaire = ATA Carnet

ATA Carnet is an international customs document which may be used for the temporary admission of certain goods into 92 countries and territories worldwide in lieu of the usual customs documents and without having to mpay duties or value-added taxes.


Admission Temporaire = Temporary Admission Carnet = ATA

ATA Carnet is an international customs document which may be used for the temporary admission of certain goods into 92 countries and territories worldwide in lieu of the usual customs documents and without having to mpay duties or value-added taxes.


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